The perfect dress

 
Found the perfect dress to go with the embellished cardigan I shared the other day. Dress was taupe (nylon/spandex); now transformed with shades of soft citrus green, purple and black. Dye pot of wild cherry and alum in spring water; sprayed with a vinegar solution before layering with 3 kinds of eucalyptus and wrapping around an iron bar. Slow-cooked in a crockpot for 5 hours.

4 x pocket swaps – all done

the call went out from the online group cloth paper studio for 2 more pockets from particpants

not a problem – i think they’re great fun to make

latest pockets (no. 3 + 4)

earlier pockets (nos. 1 + 2)

sweep the air within

a series of drawings and ‘found’ poetry on rusted book pages

collectively, the poetry reads like this:

sweep the air within
song of rivers
overflowing sound today
warm green life

[now you know where my avatar came from …]

p.s. – to see what i did with these drawings, click here

1 crochet hook – 2 different effects

i’m currently working on some infinity scarves to sell

both these projects are being crocheted with a size 10 crochet hook , which is almost as thick as my little finger

however, one scarf is being made with a double thickness of yarn (purple and grey)

the other scarf uses only one thickness of a beautiful hand-dyed alpaca yarn, bought at the alpaca shoppe in deloraine tasmania

just goes to show how you can use the same size crochet hook and get a totally different effect!

for sale soon